Lion King the Musical
Today the Frank clan took the day off from politics and football and went to see The Lion King. This was the traveling Broadway troupe. Kim had asked for tickets for her birthday last month and so this was a kind of left-over celebration from her birthday. If you get a chance to see this show by all means go. The basic story follows the Disney movie and most of the songs from the movie are there. There are also several original songs. The real wonder of the show is the quality of the female singers and the pageantry of the costuming and dance. My favorite singers were the grown up Nala, who had a very powerful voice, and the lady who played Rafiki the baboon. She had a traditional African voice and it reminded me of my time in Nigeria, West Africa. The singing that I heard there was a singing of reckless abandon that went on for hours and payed no attention to time and space. This musical transported me back to that time and that feeling. The costumes were simply ridiculous. I could say 10,000 words about the costumes but would still not begin to do justice to them. Fun was had by all.